Groupama 3 Sets Transatlantic Record

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The World Sailing Speed Record Council has ratified two new records set last week by the French trimaran Groupama 3, skippered by Frank Cammas with a nine-person crew. Sailing the 105-footer at an average speed of 29 knots, the team completed the 2925-mile course from New York to the Lizard (United Kingdom) in 4 days, 3 hours, 57 minutes, 54 seconds. Along the way, Groupama 3 also set a new 24-hour distance record, 794 nautical miles, averaging over 33 knots on the day. Record: Outright 24 hour recordYacht: Groupama 3Name: Franck Cammas FRA and 9 crew.Dates: 19th to the 20th July 2007 Start time: 23: 52 GMT 19th JulyPosition: 40 59.93N, 69 56.09WFinish time: 23:48 GMT 20th JulyPosition: 45 38.16N, 52 51.16WDistance sailed: 794nm Average speed: 33.08 ktsPrevious record: Bruno Peyron, July 2006, 766.8nm, 31.95 ktsRecord: New York to the Lizard. Transatlantic recordYacht: Groupama 3Name: Franck Cammas FRA and 9 crew.Dates: 19th to the 23rd July 2007 Start time: 18: 02: 55 GMT 19th JulyFinish time: 22: 00 49 GMT 23rd JulyElapsed time: 4 days 3 hours 57 minutes 54 secondsAverage speed: 29.26 ktsPrevious record: Bruno Peyron, July 2006, 4d 8h 23m 54sFor more about Groupama 3, click here.